Telenor names new CEO

Norwegian telco Telenor has named Sigve Brekke as the company’s new Group President and CEO. He will succeed current CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas by August 17.  Brekke is the Executive Vice President and Head of Telenor Group’s Asia operations and a former Norwegian deputy defence minister. He joined Telenor in 1999 and has held several […]

Mixed results for Telenor Broadcast

Telenor Broadcast saw a year-on-year fall in revenues for the first quarter of this year thanks to the impact of the sale of conditional access division Conax and lower DTH and satellite revenues. Overall, the Broadcast division saw turnover slide from NOK1.893 million to NOK1.53 million for the quarter.  Telenor Broadcast-owned DTH service Canal Digital […]

Telenor launches Thor 7 satellite

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting successfully launched its new Thor 7 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana yesterday. The satellite launched on board an Ariane 5 launcher and passed into geostationary transfer orbit where it will now undergo in-orbit testing. The satellite is due to start delivering DTH services in six weeks, with its high-throughput satellite […]

Telenor’s Thor 7 satellite set for mid-April launch

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting is due to start final preparations for the mid-April launch of its Thor 7 satellite. Thor 7 has now arrived at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou and will be launched by Arianespace. “With the launch of THOR 7, TSBc looks forward to further extending our position in the market and expanding our regional […]

Telenor Norwegian TV sees modest growth

Norwegian telco Telenor’s domestic TV base remained stable in the fourth quarter. The telco had 531,000 TV customers, up from 530,000 in the third quarter and up from 527,000 year on year. TV ARPU increased to NOK287 (€33) in the fourth quarter, up from NOK279 a year earlier. Telenor’s Norwegian fixed broadband base declined slightly […]

SPI/FilmBox International secures deals in Hungary

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox International has secured carriage for its FilmBox Premium Pak package with Hungarian operator Antenna Hungária’s MinDig TV digital-terrestrial platform and for its FilmBox Live subscription video-on-demand service with Telenor’s My TV hybrid OTT service.  The deals follow the rebranding of FilmBox Extra as FilmBox Premium in the country. FilmBox International executive director […]

Telenor and TeliaSonera merge Danish operations

Norway-based operator Telenor has agreed struck a deal with Nordic telco TeliaSonera to merge their Danish operations, in a deal designed to create a “robust mobile contender” in Denmark. Each firm will own a 50% stake in the new joint venture, which will have a combined mobile subscriber base of around 3.5 million and a […]

Telenor reports best quarter for EBITDA

Norwegian operator Telenor reported its best ever quarter in terms of EBITDA and operating cash flow, after adding 3.4 million new mobile subscribers during the third quarter. In its home market, total revenue in the quarter was NOK6.675 billion, up 6% year-on-year, with fixed revenues remaining stable as increased revenues from internet and TV were […]

Continued subscriber decline for Canal Digital

Telenor’s Canal Digital DTH pay TV unit saw continued decline of its subscriber base in the second quarter, dropping from 920,000 in March to 915,000 in June.  Canal Digital saw revenues slip slightly in the second quarter, down from NOK1.119 billion (€134 million) to NOK1.109 billion. Overall, Telenor Broadcast, of which Canal Digital is a […]

Bonnier’s TV4 Group takes full control of C More

Bonnier, the parent company of TV4 Group, has taken full control of Nordic pay TV company C More after buying the 35% of the business it didn’t previously own. Bonnier bought the outstanding stake from Telenor, with the change of ownership effective from today. “By taking over as sole owner, we are now creating full […]

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